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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Rsavory
The sport package included a three spoke "m"...

The sport package included a three spoke "m" steering wheel, "shadowline" trim (matte black around the windows), lower profile tires (17's in mine), lowered ride and stiffer suspension. It does...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Rsavory
One other option you might explore is Koni FSD...

One other option you might explore is Koni FSD shocks. Do a forum search for details.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Rsavory
"Touring"=Wagon.

"Touring"=Wagon.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Rsavory
The "boat" effect you're feeling is the...

The "boat" effect you're feeling is the difference between sport and non-sport. Our touring has a sport package, and it handles like a go-kart. Our non-sport sedan is not quite as sharp, but it has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Rsavory
Bad idea.:thumbdwn:

Bad idea.:thumbdwn:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-19-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Rsavory
We will go a whole year without any problems and...

We will go a whole year without any problems and just routine maintenance, and then Bam!, several minor repairs over a month's time. But I had the same thing with my 88 Honda Accord. Guess which...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-13-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,783
Posted By Rsavory
Unlike some others on the board I actually am...

Unlike some others on the board I actually am sympathetic about your situation. Although coming to a BMW forum and titling your first post as you did shouldn't have made you many friends here. ...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-11-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,783
Posted By Rsavory
You asked for a suggestion. Here's one: write a...

You asked for a suggestion. Here's one: write a pointed but polite letter (not email) to the GM, SM and BMWUSA and specifically explain what happened and ask for full warranty coverage.

That...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Rsavory
The first thing is to get your battery checked. ...

The first thing is to get your battery checked. The tranny is electronically controlled.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Rsavory
Here's a start: ...

Here's a start:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DH32&mospid=47554&btnr=34_0539&hg=34&fg=30
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,512
Posted By Rsavory
Glad to hear it! :thumbup:

Glad to hear it! :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Rsavory
:eek: You're just trying to get us all riled up,...

:eek: You're just trying to get us all riled up, aren't you?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Rsavory
The 540i will need a lot (repeat, a lot) more...

The 540i will need a lot (repeat, a lot) more maintenance than your 318i. 200k miles is high for any vehicle. I wouldn't buy it unless I had it inspected by a bmw mechanic. Even then I'd want a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Rsavory
You must have installed one heck of a rabbit's...

You must have installed one heck of a rabbit's foot! With seven years and that kind of mileage it's only a matter of time for part of your cooling system to give up the ghost.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Rsavory
:thumbup: Lysol is the way to go. It works like...

:thumbup: Lysol is the way to go. It works like a charm.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Rsavory
Most likely it needs a new battery. The tranny...

Most likely it needs a new battery. The tranny is controlled electronically and is sensitive to battery problems.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Rsavory
:stupid: Sounds like "extra dealer profit"...

:stupid:

Sounds like "extra dealer profit" to me.

http://www.valvoline.com/pages/products/product_detail.asp?product=52
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,889
Posted By Rsavory
I don't think so. I used the tie in place of the...

I don't think so. I used the tie in place of the pin. The pin broke off, and you can't buy it separately. Here is a previous thread that includes a picture of my fix:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,889
Posted By Rsavory
I did a similar fix on mine using a zip tie, and...

I did a similar fix on mine using a zip tie, and I don't think it was even made in Germany. :D
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,281
Posted By Rsavory
:stupid: The OP is full of it.

:stupid: The OP is full of it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-03-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,557
Posted By Rsavory
I prefer having the badges. The debadged...

I prefer having the badges. The debadged vehicles have a generic look to them. I like the complete bmw factory appearance.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Rsavory
Thanks! I'll pass that along.

Thanks! I'll pass that along.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Rsavory
They're kind of addictive, aren't they? Sounds...

They're kind of addictive, aren't they? Sounds like a fair price for all that work. My brother-in-law has a 3 series in the dc area. Which shop is it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,271
Posted By Rsavory
Where did you buy the new shocks?

Where did you buy the new shocks?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Rsavory
No, 117k is not "too much." Our 1998 528i has...

No, 117k is not "too much." Our 1998 528i has about 95k miles, and it has been as reliable as a new car. The key to an enjoyable ownership experience is timely maintenance and having a good bmw...
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